Equipment failure cause for power outage in Outremont, Laval

Just over 10,000 Hydro customers in Montreal are without power Saturday morning, most of whom are in Outremont.

According to Hydro-Quebec, the power went out due to equipment failure in the area.

In addition, about 900 customers in Laval are also in the dark, also due to a problem with Hydro's equipment.

The utility is saying that customers should begin to get their power back shortly and everyone should have electricity by noon.